Reasons Not To Wait To Join A Carbon Market Program

Can you afford not to invest in your soil?

-Soil health is a key driver in crop productivity and resiliency; maintaining conventional practices will continue soil degradation and require additional inputs.

-Value-added from certain practice changes take time, the longer you wait, the less time you can benefit from the results.

-According to a study conducted by the Soil Health Institute of 100 corn and soybean growers who adopted conservation practices:

  • 97% of farms reported increased crop resilience to extreme weather
  • Net income increased for 85% of corn growers and 88% of soybean growers
  • 67% reported a higher yield
  • Reduced average cost between $17-$24/ acre

Market Differentiation

Younger generations are driving the demand for transparency, sustainability, food diversity, quality, and convenience. Early adoption of climate-smart farming can provide the opportunity to capitalize on the growth.

Early Adopters Get Qualified

The rules of common practice set by the registry may disqualify late adopters from participating in carbon market programs. New practice changes cannot be considered common practice, which is often set as a 20% adoption rate.

Land Value

For landowners, implementing practices to restore or improve soil quality will help maintain the productivity of the land and, therefore, the value.

Money Left On The Table

Why wait to receive payments for your efforts? With Agoro Carbon’s payment structure, you will not risk missing out on a rising market because your carbon payments will increase with the market.

Sources:

1. “Economics.” Soil Health Institute, 2021, soilhealthinstitute.org/economics/. Accessed 29 Sept. 2021.   Economics – Soil Health Institute

2. Cairns, Alison, et al. “CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR and TRENDS.” Apr. 2018.
FReSH_Consumption_Report.pdf (wbcsd.org)

Published on: November 25, 2021